in association with
Portland Center Stage
By E.M. Lewis
Directed by Avital Shira
Phillip Ray Guevara
Joshua J. Weinstein
Carol Ann Wohlmut
ASL Interpretation Provided by:
Marie Groshans and Courtney Borchert
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Sunday, November 5
(Set those clocks back!)
Portland Center Stage
128 NW 11th Ave. Portland, OR
Four men who grew up together in a small town in rural Washington go on a quest for a lost variety of apple — and may just find the friendship they’ve lost along the way.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
E. M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright, teacher, and opera librettist. Her work has been produced around the world and is published by Samuel French. Lewis received the Steinberg Award (twice!) and the Primus Prize from the American Theater Critics Association, the Ted Schmitt Award from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a fellowship from New Jersey State Arts Commission, the 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Drama, and an Edgerton Award. She is currently working on a play commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of their American Revolutions program. Lewis just began a three-year stint as the Mellon Foundation Playwright in Residence at Artists Repertory Theater. She is a proud member of LineStorm Playwrights, Opera America, ASCAP, and the Dramatists Guild. She lives on her family’s farm in Oregon.
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE FALLEN GIANT, music by Evan Meier and libretto by E. M. Lewis, will be performed at Portland State University, November 25-December 3, 2023.
Read Melory Mirashrafi’s piece for Artists Rep on:
“What the Pandemic Taught Us About Prioritizing Artist Health”
In May of 2023, during ART’s production of True Story by E. M. Lewis, actor Maria Porter experienced a health emergency that led to actor and writer Lolly Ward stepping into her role leading up to opening night. Director Luan Schooler, Porter, and Ward sit down with Artistic & Producing Associate Melory Mirashrafi to discuss their experiences on True Story, and what the world of theatre has learned about prioritizing actor health as a result of the pandemic.
Dive into IN THE DEEP, book and lyrics by E. M. Lewis, a world premiere musical at Willamette University.
October 26 – November 12, 2023
Portland Civic Theater Guild New Play Award-winner DOROTHY’S DICTIONARY, by E.M. Lewis, takes DC! Happening now through October 22 at the Washington Stage Guild.
STRANGE BIRDS by E. M. Lewis is part of University of California Santa Barbara’s Launch Pad 2023 Summer Reading Series, July 27, 2023.
Join finalists Sara Jean Accuardi, E. M. Lewis, and Rich Rubin on a drama panel moderated by Conor Eifler. Register here.
March 23 @ 7 p.m. PT
If you’re in the DC area, catch the regional premiere of HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by E. M. Lewis. And read an interview about the genesis of the play by Bob Bartlett in DC Theater Arts.
March 2-19, 2023
Congratulations to three finalists this year: Sara Jean Accuardi, E. M. Lewis, and Rich Rubin. We’re proud to work with you!